Jordan Spieth was voted PGA Tour player of the year Friday, giving him a sweep of all the significant awards.
The PGA Tour does not disclose how many votes Spieth received from the players, though the 22-year-old Texan removed any suspense last week with his four-shot victory in the Tour Championship to win the Fed Ex Cup.
Spieth had five wins this year, including the Masters and U.S. Open. He is the youngest player since Tiger Woods (21) to win the Jack Nicklaus Award as player of the year. Spieth also won the Arnold Palmer Award by topping the money list with a record $12 million, and the Vardon Trophy for having the lowest adjusted scoring average.
Daniel Berger was voted rookie of the year. He was the only rookie to qualify for the Tour Championship.
... Jim Furyk's season ended earlier than he wanted when he removed himself from the Presidents Cup because of a wrist injury that hasn't fully healed. Furyk was replaced by J.B. Holmes on the American team.
Blatter won't resign early despite pleas
FIFA President Sepp Blatter will not resign ahead of February's emergency presidential election despite calls Friday from major sponsors Coca-Cola, McDonald's and Visa to go now.
A statement from Blatter's lawyer says, "While Coca-Cola is a valued sponsor of FIFA, Mr. Blatter respectfully disagrees with its position and believes firmly that his leaving office now would not be in the best interest of FIFA nor would it advance the process of reform and therefore, he will not resign."
... U.S. national team goalkeeper Hope Solo could again face assault charges stemming from an altercation last year with family members. A Washington state appeals court on Friday reversed a lower court's dismissal of the case.
Blackhawks waive pricey winger Bickell
Chicago placed high-priced forward Bryan Bickell on waivers. In making the move, the Blackhawks free up $4 million that Bickell's contract represents against their salary cap.
Bickell signed a four-year, $16 million contract after his strong work in the playoffs helped Chicago win the championship in 2013. Bickell had 14 goals and 28 points in 80 games last season — his eighth in Chicago. He managed just five assists in 18 playoff games and experienced vertigo, which forced him to miss most of Chicago's Stanley Cup final series against Tampa Bay.
... Red Wing defenseman Danny DeKeyser will be out three to four weeks because of a sprained ligament in his left foot. DeKeyser was hurt in the third period of Wednesday night's game against at Pittsburgh.
around the horn
NBA: Tristan Thompson declined to sign a one-year, $6.8 million qualifying offer for this season and didn't report to training camp Friday as the Cavaliers opened practice at Cleveland Clinic Courts.
... Bucks forward John Henson agreed to a four-year, $44 million contract extension.
Drag racing: Rain washed out qualifying Friday in the NHRA Keystone Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway.